• EASP Summer School 2022

    Dates: 24.07-06.08.2022

    Location: Wroclaw, SWPS University, Faculty of Psychology in Wroclaw

  • About

    During the Summer Schools there will be main workshops, during which the participants not only profound on their knowledge in a given area of social psychology, but they also design a study (or studies) under the supervision of the teaching staff. Each participant enrolls to one of the main workshops that takes place in the mornings during the Summer School.

     

    Before the Summer School starts, participants will be asked to read a list of papers that the teachers consider most important in the field (around 20 papers). A list of papers to read will be distributed to the workshop participants before the workshop (e.g., 3 months ahead). During the workshop the teachers will discuss the papers with the participants and are free to propose any other didactic activities related to the topic of the workshop.

     

    You can see the history of EASP Summer Schools here https://www.easp.eu/events/summer-schools/?

  • Faculty of Psychology in Wroclaw

    European Association of Social Psychology

     

     

    Scientific Committee:

    Katarzyna Cantarero
    Katarzyna Byrka
    Dariusz Dolinski
    Olga Bialobrzeska

     

    Organizing Support:

    Jakub Kus
    Aleksandra Penza
    Yehor Hrymchak
  • Workshops and invited talks
    MAIN WORKSOPS

    Identity and politics

    Aleksandra Cichocka & Aleksandra Cisłak

    This workshop will discuss how social identities in their different forms are linked to political beliefs, decisions and behaviors. The workshop will focus on current social and political problems such as populism, science denialism, and anti-environmentalism.

    Intergroup relations

    Michał Bilewicz & Sylvie Graf

    This workshop will deal with factors that shape intergroup relations such as language (e.g., grammatical forms, ethnic labels, derogatory rhetoric, gender forms) and experiences of intergroup contact (e.g., positive and negative direct contact, mass media, historical contact) or conflict (e.g., victimhood beliefs).

    Meanings in life

    Samantha Heintzelman & Wijnand Van Tilburg

    This workshop will discuss how people create, experience, maintain, and protect a sense of meaning in life, and how this relates to motivation, well-being, emotion, interpersonal behaviour, and life outcomes.

    Moral judgement and behavior

    Shahar Ayal & Paul Conway

    This workshop will be focused on ethical decision making. The topics discussed here will cover the dilemma between honesty and conflicting motives and contextual
    factors related to (dis)honest behavior. The workshop will also concentrate on how people make their sacrificial judgments and what is the role of morality in person perception.

    Social cognition

    Hans IJzerman & Caterina Suitner

    This workshop will focus on how people interpret themselves and their social worlds. More specifically, the workshop will deal with one of the central dimensions of social cognition (agency) and how space or language are intertwined with agency. In addition, it will address the other central dimension of social cognition (communion) and the sociobiological origins of interpersonal attachments (i.e., social thermoregulation). To structure your theoretical ideas, we will rely on templates via the Open Science Framework.

  • ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS

    Meta-analysis as a tool in desk research

    Agata Gąsiorowska

    Open science and pre-registration

    Katarzyna Jaśko

  • INVITED TALKS

    Perceived environmental threats and group processes

    Eerika Finell

    This talk discusses the interrelationship between perceived physical environments, group processes and well-being. It will focus on contexts where the physical environment is perceived to be (potentially) harmful or even destructive. These kinds of context can be results of relatively rapid events such as natural, technological or natech disasters, but they can also cover contexts where the (potential) environmental threat is slow-moving and even invisible, and its effects are contested. This talk will focus especially on the latter context and it will present a research program that has analysed how indoor environmental problems (e.g., poor indoor air quality) shape groups and the well-being of their members. In reviewing this literature, I aim to demonstrate that problems in perceived physical environments are related to many processes that are both theoretically and empirically relevant to social psychology (e.g., social exclusion, black sheep effect, intergroup processes, discrimination, and group identity).

    The Integrative Potential of Agency and Communion in Social Psychology

    Bogdan Wojciszke

    It is well-known that social psychology is theoretically disintegrated – full of narrow-scope theories virtually separated from each other. Looking for integrative concepts I turned to a classical distinction between agency and communion proposed by David Bakan (1966), who understood them as the basic modalities of human existence. Agency is about striving for goal achievement and captured by such concepts as independence, competence, and self-interest. Communion is about being a part of social entities and captured by such concepts as interdependence, morality, and other-interests. I summarize rich empirical findings on agency and communion in two areas – social cognition and social hierarchies. Numerous studies of the last two decades showed that agency and communion are the main dimensions of perception of the self and others. Evaluations of others (i.e. attitudes) are based primarily on communal rather than agentic qualities, whereas the opposite is true for self-evaluations (i.e. self-esteem). Similarly, numerous studies on social hierarchies (power, status, and wealth) revealed that metamorphic effects of hierarchical positions are best captured in terms of changes in agency and communion. Whereas occupying high positions makes people more agentic and less communal, low positions have the opposite effects of making people less agentic but more communal in their functioning. Theoretical underpinnings of these regularities are explained and the integrative potential of agency and communion concepts is highlighted.

    Responsiveness to evidence: A social cognition approach

    Małgorzata Kossowska

    Why do people believe things that aren’t true and refuse to believe things that are? Why do people and groups ignore, deny and resist evidence? I will approach these questions through the lens of social cognition and explore the psychological determinants of political judgment to contemplate how best to encourage responsiveness to evidence. Although people sometimes reflect on evidence in a balanced and objective way, they also engage in motivated cognition, i.e., reach a preferred conclusion first, and then appraise it directionally to confirm that conclusion. It is well established that whether individual updates her beliefs in accordance with the evidence can depend on a host of factors. I will however focus on a few of them, i.e., the role of partisan cues, misinformation, and source credibility as factors driving knowledge acceptance or rejection. Understanding how to make people more receptive to evidence in high-choice information environments is critical in a democratic society where citizens are expected to make informed choices.

  • TEACHERS & INVITED GUESTS

    Małgorzata Kossowska

    Małgorzata Kossowska, full professor in psychology, head of the Social Psychology Unit and Center for Social Cognitive Studies in the Institute of Psychology at Jagiellonian University. Her areas of interest include the cognitive and motivational underpinnings of complex social phenomena (e.g. political ideology, prejudice, social inequality in cultural context,), knowledge resistance phenomenon, cognitive rigidity and its relationships with social problem solving and socio-political decision making. She has authored over 90 papers published internationally and eight books about social cognition, closed-mindedness, stereotyping, prejudice and tolerance. She served as an associated editor of European Journal of Social Psychology and Journal of Social and Political Psychology. Currently, she is a member of the editorial board of Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression and an associate editor of European Review of Social Psychology and Social Psychological and Personality Science. She is a former vice-dean of the Philosophy faculty at Jagiellonian University (2012-2020), former head of the Institute of Psychology at Jagiellonian University (2008-2012); member of National Science Center Council (2012-2020) and the chairwomen of National Science Center Council (2018-2020), member of Polish Academy of Science (since 2016), between 2008-2014 President of the Polish Association of Social Psychology. Currently, she is a member of Executive Committee of European Association of Social. She is a member of the COVID-19 advisory team at the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences and head of Open Data Advisory Board attached to the Ministry of Education and Science.

    Eerika Finell

    Eerika Finell is a professor of social psychology at the University of Eastern Finland. She has completed her PhD degree at the University of Helsinki. Her research interests lay on intragroup processes, and how they shape people’s experience, well-being, attitudes, and intergroup relations. Her multimethod research has analysed these issues in two fields: i) multicultural contexts and national identity, and ii) environmental threats. In these fields, she has been especially focused on slow moving and often unnoticed everyday phenomena and on groups that may find difficult to make their voices heard such as children and migrant mothers.

     

    Currently, she is leading two research programmes: one focusing on mothers’ intergroup contacts (Funded by Kone foundation) and the other on the psychosocial effects of building-related health problems in schools (Funded by the Academy of Finland).

    Bogdan Wojciszke

    Bogdan Wojciszke is a professor of psychology in SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. His research interests involve social cognition, moral judgments, consequences of power, and beliefs in the nature of social world. He published 10 books and over 170 papers – many in leading international journals. In 1989-1991 and 2005 he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, in 2017 a visiting professor in University of Cambridge. He is a member of Polish Academy of Science and a fellow of Association for Psychological Science.

    Aleksandra Cichocka

    Dr. Aleksandra Cichocka is a Reader in Political Psychology at the University of Kent (UK), where she leads the Political Psychology Lab. She investigates how the ways people feel about themselves and the social groups they belong to affect their political attitudes and behaviours. She has published over 60 journal articles and book chapters on topics such as political ideology, conspiracy beliefs, intra-and intergroup attitudes, and support for socio-political systems. This research has received several awards, including the EASP Jos Jaspars Medal. Aleksandra currently serves as Vice-President of the International Society of Political Psychology.

    Aleksandra Cisłak

    Dr. Aleksandra Cislak is Associate Professor of Psychology at SWPS University, Head of the Center for Research on Social Relations, Co-Director of post-graduate program in Creative Leadership, and Vice President of the Polish Association of Social Psychology.

    Her research work centers on social hierarchy, including the effects of having power over others and being subjected to power of others, and the intersection of power and gender. She is interested in how the topic of gender bias is represented in scientific, political and everyday discourse. She conducts her research using a range of methods including experimental, survey and observational studies involving language corpora. Her current project focuses on the modes of social identification and intragroup effects across a broad range of group contexts including national groups, teams, political parties and business organizations.

    Michał Bilewicz

    Michał Bilewicz is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Warsaw, Poland, where he chairs the Center for Research on Prejudice. Previously, he was a Fulbright scholar at the New School for Social Research (USA) and DAAD post-doctoral fellow at University of Jena (Germany). His research interests include reconciliation processes, dehumanization, prejudice, collective moral emotions and linguistic aspects of intergroup relations. His main contributions to social psychology include moral exemplars based model of reconciliation (developed together with Sabina Cehajic-Clancy), epidemic model of hate speech (together with Wiktor Soral) and the three-factorial model of antisemitic prejudice. He co-ordinates the first Polish survey on xenophobia – the nationally representative Polish Prejudice Survey (first round in 2009, second in 2013, third in 2017). Currently he coordinates a research project on hate speech epidemics funded by the Polish National Science Centre.

    Sylvie Graf

    Sylvie Graf is leading senior researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences, where she founded and leads the Brno Lab of Intergroup Processes. Her main research interest relates to improving relations between social groups – through intergroup contact, mass media exposure, and careful use of language describing people in intergroup context. Prof Graf’s work originally combines different theoretical perspectives (social psychology, personality psychology, media and communication studies, political science), using varied methodological approaches (cross-sectional, experimental, longitudinal and qualitative data analysis) in diverse cultural contexts (multi-national studies,
    Czech Republic, Switzerland, post-conflict societies).

    Samantha Heintzelman

    Samantha J. Heintzelman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ where she directs the Well-Being Lab. Dr. Heintzelman’s research focuses on the experience of meaning in life for average people in everyday life, addressing questions regarding the function, structure, antecedents, and consequences of this experience. In addition, Dr. Heintzelman has developed an empirically-based and empirically-tested intervention program to sustainably increase subjective well-being, identify mechanisms of happiness change, and examine causal effects of happiness for relationships and health. Her work also explores person and contextual factors that influence the pursuit of happiness.

    Wijnand Van Tilburg

    Wijnand (pronounced ‘wine and cheese’) van Tilburg is an experimental social psychologist. His research mainly concerns the study of emotion in context of meaning, interpersonal judgment, and decision making. Within these areas he has been particularly active in the study of boredom and nostalgia.

     

    Wijnand received his Bachelor's and Research Master's degrees in psychology at Tilburg University in 2006 and 2008, respectively. In 2011, he completed his PhD degree at the University of Limerick, investigating the psychological signature and consequences of boredom. This was followed by a post as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in psychology. In April 2013, Wijnand joined the School of Psychology of the University of Southampton as Research Fellow and was Lecturer in the Psychology Department of King's College London from September 2015 to November 2019. He joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Essex in November 2019.

    Shahar Ayal

    Shahar Ayal is currently an Associate Professor at Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology at Reichman University, (IDC) Herzliya, Israel. Prof. Ayal earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Tel Aviv University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Technion and then at the Fuqua school of Business at Duke University where he specialized in behavioral economics. Prof. Ayal's research focuses on heuristics and biases, unethical behavior and the effects of inter-group relations on morality. Prof. Ayal is one of the founders of the DICE@IDC research center, which aims to develop de-biasing applications and make decision-research insights more easily accessible to academics, practitioners, and organizations. (https://www.idc.ac.il/en/pages/faculty.aspx?username=s.ayal)

    Paul Conway

    Paul Conway is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. His interests revolve around three main topics: how people make moral dilemma judgments, the nature and operation of the moral self, and the role of morality in person perception. In particular, he applies a technique called ‘Process Dissociation’ to independently examine the role of harm-rejection versus outcome-maximization response tendencies in moral dilemmas. Paul Conway won the 2014 Dissertation Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, the 2014 Governor General of Canada’s Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, and the 2020 Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science.

    Hans IJzerman

    Hans (Rocha) IJzerman is an associate professor at Université Grenoble Alpes. He obtained his undergraduate degree at St Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, US, and his master's (Amsterdam) and PhD (Utrecht) both in the Netherlands. His main research interests are split between social thermoregulation and meta-science. He currently lives between lake and mountains in France with his family and two cats.

    Caterina Suitner

    Caterina Suitner is an Associate Professor at University of Padova where she teaches Persuasion and Social Influence, Work and Organizational Psychology, and Social Network Analysis. Her research focuses on the relationship between social cognition and language, with particular attention to the role of para-semantic linguistic features and their role in attitude formation (e.g., trust in vaccines) and belief in fake news, social inequality, and gender issues. She is Editor in Chief of European Journal of Social Psychology. 

     

    She published in journals such as Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, and Social Cognition. She is incoming Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Social Psychology, she has contributed to several edited books, has edited special issues for Social Psychology and for the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, she co-authored the book Living in an Asymmetrical World, published by Psychology Press. C. Suitner spent 1 year as Ph.D. in Melbourne, 6 months at the New School, and 5 months at the New York University as visiting scholar, strengthening her ties with the international community.

  • Program Overview

    24.07.2022

    5.00-6.00 Welcoming the participants and organizational meeting (SWPS University, Ostrowskiego 30b)

    6.30- Opening reception at Concordia Design (Wyspa Slodowa 7)

     

    25.07.2022

    9.00-10.30 Main Workshops in parallel

    10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

    11.00-1.00 Main Workshops in parallel

    1.00-2.00 Lunch

    2.00-3.30 Main Workshops in parallel/Group work/Additional reading/Consultations in smaller groups

    3.30-4.00 Break

    5.00-7.00 Visiting the Old Town of Wroclaw

     

    26.07.2022

    9.00-10.30 Main Workshops in parallel

    10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

    11.00-1.00 Main Workshops in parallel

    1.00-2.00 Lunch

    2.00-3.30 Main Workshops in parallel/Group work/Additional reading/Consultations in smaller groups

    3.30-4.00 Break

    4.00-5.45 Main Workshops in parallel/Group work/Additional reading/Consultations in smaller groups

     

    27.07.2022

    9.00-10.30 Main Workshops in parallel

    10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

    11.00-1.00 Main Workshops in parallel

    1.00-2.00 Lunch

    2.00-3.30 Main Workshops in parallel/Group work/Additional reading/Consultations in smaller groups

    3.30-4.00 Break

    4.00-6.00/6.30 Workshop Open Science and pre-registration, Katarzyna Jaśko

     

    28.07.2022

    9.00-10.30 Main Workshops in parallel

    10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

    11.00-1.00 Main Workshops in parallel

    1.00-2.00 Lunch

    2.00-3.30 Main Workshops in parallel/Group work/Additional reading/Consultations in smaller groups

    3.30-4.00 Break

    4.00-5.15 "Your career – how to make it work (and how EASP can support you)", Kai Jonas, President of the EASP

    5.45-7.30 Playing boules/mini-golf/frisbee/badminton in Grabiszynski Park

     

    29.07.2022

    9.00-10.30 Main Workshops in parallel

    10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

    11.00-1.00 Main Workshops in parallel

    1.00-2.00 Lunch

    2.00-3.30 Main Workshops in parallel/Group work/Additional reading/Consultations in smaller groups

    3.30-4.00 Break

    4.00-5.15 Keynote 1 – Małgorzata Kossowska

    5.45-8.30 Visiting Japanese Garden and watching Wroclaw Multimedia Fountain

     

    30.07.2022

    Trip to Live Pottery Museum in Boleslawiec and joint meal at Villa Greta

     

    31.07.2022

    Day off/optional volunteering

     

    01.08.2022

    9.00-10.30 Main Workshops in parallel

    10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

    11.00-1.00 Main Workshops in parallel

    1.00-2.00 Lunch

    2.00-3.30 Main Workshops in parallel/Group work/Additional reading/Consultations in smaller groups

    3.30-4.00 Break

    4.00-6.00/6.30 Workshop Meta-analysis as tool in desk research, Agata Gąsiorowska

     

    02.08.2022

    9.00-10.30 Main Workshops in parallel

    10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

    11.00-1.00 Main Workshops in parallel

    1.00-2.00 Lunch

    2.00-3.30 Main Workshops in parallel/Group work/Additional reading/Consultations in smaller groups

    3.30-4.00 Break

    4.00-5.45 Main Workshops in parallel/Group work/Additional reading/Consultations in smaller groups

    6.00-7.30 Optional volunteering

     

    03.08.2022

    9.00-10.30 Main Workshops in parallel

    10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

    11.00-1.00 Main Workshops in parallel

    1.00-2.00 Lunch

    2.00-3.30 Main Workshops in parallel/Group work/Additional reading/Consultations in smaller groups

    3.30-4.00 Break

    4.00-5.15 Keynote 2 – Eerika Finell

    5.30-7.00 Seminar on migrations, immigrants and refugee help

     

    04.08.2022

    9.00-10.30 Main Workshops in parallel

    10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

    11.00-1.00 Main Workshops in parallel

    1.00-2.00 Lunch

    2.00-3.30 Main Workshops in parallel/Group work/Additional reading/Consultations in smaller groups

    3.30-4.00 Break

    4.00-5.15 Keynote 3 – Bogdan Wojciszke

    5.30-7.00 Optional volunteering

     

    05.08.2022

    The last day will be a joint event for the entire Summer School. It will resemble a conference, where all of the participants divided in small groups will be presenting the research ideas developed during the summer school. Detailed program of the event will be developed in the second week of the Summer School.

     

    9.00-10.30 Presentation of research ideas developed during the summer school

    10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

    11.00-1.00 Presentation of research ideas developed during the summer school

    1.00-2.00 Lunch

    2.00-3.30 Presentation of research ideas developed during the summer school

    3.30 Closing the Summer School

    7.00 Farewell Party

  • How to apply and fee

    To be able to participate in the summer school, please fill in the Application Form provided below. Each application should be accompanied with a letter of reference from one's supervisor (or another researcher with whom the applicant collaborates). Please ask your referee to use the enclosed Reference Form and send it to summerschool.wroclaw@swps.edu.pl before January 31st 2022.

     

    Important dates:

     

    January 31st 2022: Deadline for submitting applications

    February 25th 2022: Decisions regarding acceptance

    May 31st 2022: Payment of fees for participation in the Summer School

    June 1st 2022 Distribution of the list of articles that participants should read before the Summer School.

     

    FEE:

     

    1700 PLN (approx. 370 EUR)

    Please pay the fee to the following bank account by 31st of May:

     

    Uniwersytet SWPS

    Chodakowska 19/31

    03-815 Warszawa

    Polska

    BNP Paribas Bank Polska SA

    30 1750 1019 0000 0000 3625 3541

    IBAN: PL30 1750 1019 0000 0000 3625 3541

    SWIFT/BIC: PPABPLPK

    Please write in the title of the transfer:

    EASP Summer School YOUR NAME SURNAME

     

    Fee includes participation in one of the main workshops and possibility to attend additional activities proposed during the Summer School (methodological workshop, keynote lectures, trip, joint dinner). The fee also covers accommodation in a twin room with breakfast and coffee break and lunch during the Summer School (lunch and coffee break are available from Monday to Friday).

     

    APPLICATION FORM

    REFERENCE FORM
    (Please download the file, fill it and send it to our e-mail)

  • Contact

     

    E-mail: summerschool.wroclaw@swps.edu.pl

     

    Location: SWPS University, Faculty of Psychology in Wroclaw, Ostrowskiego30b, 53-238 Wroclaw

     

     

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